Public transport customers will have access to a convenient, dedicated alternative bus option - called StationLink - when major Cross River Rail (CRR) construction works begin at Yeronga train station next month.
With Yeronga station set to close for approximately six months from Monday, April 19 as part of a rolling schedule of temporary CRR station closures, TransLink will introduce StationLink (route 109) from the same date to provide an alternative transport option for customers.
The high-frequency service will operate from Moorooka train station, servicing bus stops near Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Fairfield and Dutton Park train stations before terminating at Boggo Road busway station.
At Yeronga, StationLink will service two new stops on Fairfield Road, as well as two existing stops near Ovendean Street.
Head of TransLink Matt Longland said all StationLink services would be easily identifiable, with buses to feature distinctive yellow and blue wraps developed by TransLink, Cross River Rail and delivery partner Transport for Brisbane.
“With a project as significant as Cross River Rail, disruptions to services are inevitable but we are doing everything we can to offer convenient and hassle-free alternatives to customers,” Mr Longland said.
“StationLink is an integral part of that plan and will provide a reliable service for customers who would normally hop on or off at Yeronga station.
“Finishing at Boggo Road busway station will also offer connections to other high-frequency bus services to various locations including the Brisbane CBD, and is a short walk to Park Road station for train services on the Gold Coast, Beenleigh and Cleveland lines.
“While these are short-term disruptions, Cross River Rail will ultimately provide long-term benefits to public transport users across South East Queensland.”
Yeronga is the first of six stations that will temporarily close for CRR upgrades, with the timing of the Fairfield, Yeerongpilly, Moorooka, Rocklea and Salisbury closures to be finalised closer to start dates.
Mr Longland said StationLink would run for at least 18 months to provide an alternative service while the first three stations are upgraded.
“Our priority is to ensure people who rely on TransLink services can continue to get to where they need to go,” Mr Longland said.
“That’s why StationLink services will run to a similar timetable as our regular train schedule, operating every 15 minutes or better during peak times and every half-hour at other times.
“We’ll also have information and signage regarding StationLink at Yeronga station, at all StationLink bus stops and on the TransLink website, while our Customer Liaison Officers will be out on the network to assist as always.
“We’d encourage customers to plan their travel and the best way to do that is by using our journey planner or calling 13 12 30.”
For more on StationLink and the Yeronga station closure, visit translink.com.au.
StationLink Fast Facts:
• A dedicated, high-frequency bus service to provide an alternative transport option during temporary station closures for Cross River Rail works
• Services to begin Monday, April 19 to align with closure of Yeronga station, and will run for at least 18 months
• Operates from Moorooka train station, servicing bus stops near Yeerongpilly, Yeronga, Fairfield and Dutton Park train stations before terminating at Boggo Road busway station
• StationLink buses to feature distinctive yellow and blue wraps
• Visit translink.com.au for more information and to plan your journey